noahs ark exhibit
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Sandra Bowden

Noah & the Ark Exhibition

Saturday, April 15, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 16, 2017 (All day)

Exhibition in John XXIII Gallery and Teresa of Calcutta Hall

January 21 - April 16, 2017

Imagined with a vast variety of living creatures parading into the ark two-by-two, the animals intrigue most youth who hear the story of Noah’s ark and the cargo it carried. 
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Medieval artists depicted the horrors of people clamoring for high ground and saw the flood as a catastrophic event, but from the beginning of the twentieth century artists’ interpretations changed to portray the story from a more humorous perspective by focusing in on the charm of the animals.
This exhibition has 30 renditions of the story of the flood from diverse sources and in a variety of media, some of which include: etchings by Marc Chagall, Ben Zion and Arthur Geisert, a 17th century engraving, paintings by outsider artists Rudolph Bostic and Dorethy Gorham, two molas from the San Blas Islands off Panama, a stencil print by Japanese artist Sadao Watanabe, and several charming wood sculpted Noah’s arks. Together they promise the viewer a delightful experience of exploring anew the beloved story of Noah and the ark.   On Loan from Bowden Collections.

Noah Loads the Ark, Mola from San Blas Islands off the Coast of Panama, artist unknown